Haemangioendothelioma

  • André Mazabraud

Abstract

The pathological and clinical variants of this tumour have given rise to debates of a nosologic, pathogenic and therapeutic nature; a debate which will doubtless lead to a better understanding of these lesions and more adequate treatment programs. There seems to be every degree of aggression in this type of lesion. At the two extremes, there are the slowly-growing and possibly curable forms (histiocytoid or epithelioid haemangioendothelioma, myxoid haemangioendothelioma); at the other extreme are the forms which are rapidly fatal despite mutilating surgical procedures and chemotherapy (anaplastic, sarcomatous form). Between these two forms there are types whose lethal course extends over 1 to 5 years. Although classification into histological grades of malignancy does not provide a precise prediction of the course of the lesion its application to haemangioendotheliomas is generally perfectly legitimate.

Keywords

Europe Lymphoma Sarcoma Fibril Hemangioma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Mazabraud
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut CurieParis Centre de PathologieBièvresFrance

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